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DAILY GOSPEL
Thursday, 30th May 2024

Luke 5:17-26

Date posted: December 10, 2018

Let us all remember that we are in the Holy Presence of God.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Gospel: Luke 5:17-26
One day Jesus was teaching, and Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there. They had come from every village of Galilee and from Judea and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was with Jesus to heal the sick. Some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus. When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus. When Jesus saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.” The Pharisees and the teachers of the law began thinking to themselves, “Who is this fellow who speaks blasphemy? Who can forgive sins but God alone?”. Jesus knew what they were thinking and asked, “Why are you thinking these things in your hearts? Which is easier: to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’? But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” So he said to the paralyzed man, “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.” Immediately he stood up in front of them, took what he had been lying on and went home praising God. Everyone was amazed and gave praise to God. They were filled with awe and said, “We have seen remarkable things today.”

Reflection
It is easy for us to judge others easily, but we have to remind ourselves that no one is perfect in this world, except God. Forgiving someone is a hard thing to do, but if Jesus can forgive us then shouldn’t we be also willing to forgive a person who hurt us? Forgiving is essential as it helps us grow as a person living in God. Having faith is an important ingredient in healing. In relation to the gospel, let us ask ourselves, “Am I willing to help other people who are sick without asking for anything in return just like what these men did?” As we face our daily struggles, let us remember that God is bigger than our problems and that He will help us overcome them.

Lasallian Guiding Principle
LGP states that, “…communion as a way of accomplishing mission suggests the solidarity and collaboration that come from sharing in one vision, one spirit and one mission.” As a Lasallian, to accomplish our mission is to believe and the rest will follow. All we need is forgiveness and to lay that truth to heart for us to be happy and restful. To begin a good life is to deal with your sins first. To share your  vision, spirit, and mission, you need to be whole as a person. Jesus forgives and we need to accept, forgive, and forget as He does. Do not do to others what they did to you, be better. Today, we have read and learned something new from God and let us remember that God is always with us.

Prayer
Lord, thank you for your unconditional love. May you lead us in the right path and enlighten our mind with the truth. May we see the needs of others, love, and serve one another. Give us strength to inspire others. Heal all the people through your love. We have faith in you and we will be with you, forever. This we pray, in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Our Lady of the Star, pray for us.
St. John Baptist De La Salle, pray for us.
St. Miguel Febres Cordero, pray for us.
Live Jesus in our hearts, forever!
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Value: Communion in Mission (Nurturing Mission)
Culture Theme: We carry out our duties and responsibilities.
Productivity Theme: Zero back-log
ICV Week 2: Our meritorious work is our accountability to God and the community.

Sources
Gospel from: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+5%3A17-26&version=NIV
Guiding Principles of the Philippine Lasallian Family
DLRAP Themes from DLSMHSI Lasallian Values and Culture – Productivity Manifestations –
Who is a Lasallian?

 

Prepared by: Bouchaie Millen Q. Pagtalunan – RAD 1-1
Jesselyn Wency R. Quijano – RAD 1-1
through the DLSMHSI Lasallian Mission and Linkages, Lasallian Formation and Social Action

Our Daily Lasallian Reflection and Prayer is DLSMHSI gift to the Lasallian family for the 2019 Celebration of the Year of Vocation and Tercentenary celebration of the death of our founder SJBDLS.